Trent Looking To Build Relationships With Coaches

As he embarks on a whirlwind tour of visits, Gary Trent, Jr. knows exactly what he's looking for. He spoke about his recruiting, the USA Basketball experience, and more with us in Colorado recently.

COLORADO SPRINGS -- Five-star Class of 2017 shooting guard Gary Trent has become one of the major national prospects of the group and he was one of the spotlight players at the USA Basketball junior national team minicamp in Colorado Springs.

During the event, Trent Jr. is relishing the chance to face older wings like Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum and trying to learn from them when he can. Not only is Trent Jr. asking about move on the floor, he's asking about recruiting and why certain prospects are going to certain schools.

"It's been crazy. Going against the older guys. They're taller, they're longer, they're stronger," Trent said. "It really makes you go into your book for moves that you have and it makes you a better player overall. It helps a lot. You can simply ask them questions like, 'what would you do here?' or 'what made you choose this school over that school?' so it helps you in many ways."

Duke remains involved for the high-scoring guard as the Blue Devils were mentioned along with Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State to TDD. A visit is coming up to Kentucky and Duke for Trent Jr. as he wants to start to build a better relationships with the Blue Devils and Wildcats.

"I plan on going to Kentucky October 16 and after that I plan on flying to Duke the next day to see their campus as well," Trent said. "I just want to see the campus myself. I've only seen pictures of campus, so it will be nice to go see things. And build the relationships I already have with the coaches."

After those visits, Trent Jr. is unsure if he'll take in any more campuses, but he's starting to focus on the things that are important to him for the next level.

"What classes I want to take, the coaching style and the style of play," Trent Jr. said. "The players that are there and the players that are going to leave. Little things like that."

Regarded as the No. 14 overall prospect in's national Class of 2017 rankings, Trent Jr. is a lethal scorer and one of the best perimeter scorers in the country. 

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